Last week, we posted about a correction we prompted at The Telegraph to an article about Prince William’s upcoming trip to the region. The piece, in contextualising criticism about William’s visit, included a quote from Amnesty International falsely suggested the existence of “settler only” roads in the West Bank.
As we noted in our post, there have never been “Jewish-only” or “settler-only” roads anywhere in the West Bank (or, of course, anywhere in Israel). Following our communication with the Telegraph journalist, the quote was amended to remove the part about “settler-only” roads.
Later that same day, we noticed the same Amnesty quote used in a June 12th article at the Daily Mail on Prince William’s Mid-East trip.
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Following our tweet, we contacted Daily Mail editors, who similarly amended the quote to remove the “settlers-only” roads claim.
Here’s the new sentence:
We also noticed the same Amnesty quote in a Guardian article from late May and contacted Guardian editors, but haven’t yet received a reply.